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11th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation
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11th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Gala Raises $500K for Cancer Research

The 11th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Gala was Monday night right here in Nashville. This year, they raised nearly half a million dollars.

Since the event’s inception back in 2009, they’ve raised over $4 million for cancer research. This year, there were tons of performances by talented artists. Amy Grant, Brad Paisley, Home Free, Michael McDonald and Old Crow Medicine Show took the stage. Special presentations included Aubrey Harwell, Charlie Daniels, Garth Brooks, Steven Webber and Zane Lowe.

For Paisley’s performance, he paid tribute to Alabama by performing a medley of their hits. He sang “My Home’s in Alabama,” “Dixieland Delight” and “Mountain Music.” Then, Daniels took the stage to present the band with the Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award.

“We have been fortunate to have won over 280 industry awards in our 50 years of recording and touring, but the Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award may be the most special award we have ever gotten,” Randy Owen said. “Anything we as a group can do to help find a cure for cancer is very important to me, Teddy and Jeff. We appreciate the Nashville music industry, Brad Paisley and Charlie Daniels for making our night extra special.”

Kings of Leon were honored this year, taking home the Spirit of Nashville Award. Sally Williams was honored with the Frances Preston Outstanding Music Industry Achievement Award. Dr. Kathryn Edwards received the Medical Research Advancement Award and Sylvia & Al Ganier got the Lifetime Humanitarian Award.

See highlights from the 11th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Gala.

Find out more about the T.J. Martell Foundation here and see how you can help this great cause.